Nine sustainable houses in the ACT and region are on display this weekend (9 and 10 September 2006).
Sustainable housing is designed to have a low impact on the environment. The term often describes solar passive houses, which are designed to take advantage of the sun’s heating and the wind’s cooling powers, but can also be houses which use technologies such as water recycling. The Sustainable House Day is organised by the Australia New Zealand Solar Energy Society, a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the environmentally sustainable use of energy.
One of the houses open is the Roogulli house at Bywong. This house is still under construction and has been designed to need no supplementary heating or cooling. Its desgin was inspired by rural farm sheds and the structure uses unconventional materials and, although not yet complete, is already demonstrating superior thermal performance.
For information about the other houses and time when they are open, visit the Sustainable House Day website.
To visit these houses you need a Sustainable House Day tickets, which are available in all the open houses. Your ticket gives entrance to all the houses during the all week end – no need to book in advance.
Concession family $15
Concession single $10
ANZSES members free – join on the day!
(the concession rate of family $15 and single $10 applies for students, concession card holders and for general entry to selected remote houses)